The Art of Love and War

  • Record Label: Stax
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2007
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The Art of Love & War marks yet another solid entry into the musical canon of an under appreciated vocalist.
  2. That mood of indulgence also leads to a surfeit of mellifluous vocals, syrupy beats and billowing, sugary melodies that makes the album cloy.
  3. Mojo
    40
    Stone pens 14 of the 15 songs and has clearly overstretched herself; the material is bland and only on sublime, transcendental 'Baby,'featuring Betty Wright and a cappella showcase 'Go Back To Your Life' do we hear the Angie of old. [Nov 2007, p.96]
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    Her music is much the same as on her 1999 debut "Black Diamond," dulled by a surplus of smooth, bass-heavy slow jams. [Dec 2007, p.124]
  5. Uncut
    40
    This conservative collection feels more like musical air freshener than any kind of statement. [Dec 2007, p.104]
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  1. DonC.
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    The CD is so much more then the seen critics are making it out to be. With her slightly different sound and the real meaning of the lyrics, The CD is so much more then the seen critics are making it out to be. With her slightly different sound and the real meaning of the lyrics, it is a powerful cd. Full Review »